Earlier this morning, our own Nando Di Fino critiqued Michele Bachmann’s appearance on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by saying that that the first half of her segment, when she discussed her family life and Thanksgiving, was much better than her second, where she attempted to make “stale, rehearsed political humor.”
However, it now seems that her spot on the show was tainted from the very beginning thanks to a sly commentary from Fallon’s house band, The Roots.
via Michele Bachmann’s Entrance On Jimmy Fallon? The Fishbone Song ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch’ | Mediaite.
“This morning Rosanna Scotto was delivering news about Heavy Ds funeral, which is set for today in Mount Vernon, NY, when her WNYW co-anchor Greg Kelly suddenly started rapping,” Andrew Gauthier wrote Friday for TVSpy. Heavy D’s hit song Now That We Found Love was playing underneath Scotto when Kelly recognized it from a mixtape he had back in 1992. ”
via Jewish Group Flies Latino Journos to Israel | The Maynard Institute.
Days after the Touring American Hip Hop FEW Collective troupe had been detained for photographing ‘sensitive’ locations, they were made to face embarrassment in Lahore as their performance was shut down for failing to acquire required permissions to perform at the Alhamra Hall.
The American consulate in Lahore had initially refuted rumours about the permission circulating hours before the event. However with an hour to ago before the scheduled time of the performance at 5pm, consulate officials sent emails and SMSs to the media that “due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue decided it could not host the American hip hop performance tonight. We regret the inconvenience the cancellation has caused to you.”
via Show your NOC: Alhamra turns away US hip hop group for not filing relevant papers – The Express Tribune.
The law enforcement agencies briefly detained the visiting US hip-hop artistes for taking photographs and making footage of sensitive installations in the garrison area here Wednesday.
According to sources, the law enforcement agencies arrested six Americans, including a cultural officer and security staff of the US Embassy, at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad for filming the sensitive installations at the cantonment area near the Rawalpindi district courts while travelling in three vehicles. However, they were released after thorough interrogation.
The sources went on: “The visiting group was making video footage of sensitive installations when traffic warden Mirza Waqas noticed them and flagged down the motorists. However, the drivers ran away towards the Islamabad airport.”
via US hip-hop diplomacy hits road bump | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online.
MTV2 announced today the return of one of hip-hop’s most celebrated and influential music franchises ever with “MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts.”Set to air on Sunday, December 4th at Midnight ET/PT immediately following the first-ever “Sucker Free Awards,” at 11pm ET/PT, this is a 30-minute retrospective special taking viewers to the era that helped shape and define hip-hop as the dominant music form that it is today.
The special will cover some of hip-hop’s most classic tracks with discussions from former hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dré as well as some of Rap’s past, present and future heavyweights.
Featuring appearances by the masterminds behind the three classic cuts – Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest, My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me by Geto Boys and It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube – and a long list of current hip-hop artists, the special will uncover how each song revolutionized the genre and impacted generations to come.
via Breaking News – MTV2 Brings Back Iconic “Yo! MTV Raps” as Part of an Incredible Celebration of Hip-Hop on Sunday, December 4th | TheFutonCritic.com.
Florida A&M University FAMU alumnus and Grammy award-winning rapper Common will be a guest lecturer on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium as part of the 2011-2012 Lyceum Series.
Tickets will be available through the FAMU Ticket Office location in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium and ticketmaster.com for $20, $10 and $5, depending on the location of the seats.
Tickets that were purchased previously for Common’s lecture will be valid for this event. The lecture was originally planned for September 28.
via News Headlines – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2011.